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Emergency treatment for heatstroke Poster (dom care version)

Dementia Care
August 10, 2022

Heat exhaustion is not usually serious if you can cool down within 30 minutes. If it turns into heatstroke, it needs to be treated as an emergency. Download our free emergency treatment for heatstroke poster below to ensure you and your team know what to do in an emergency.

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If you suspect someone has heatstroke, call 999.

While waiting for the ambulance:

  1. Where able take the person’s temperature.
  2. Move the person somewhere cooler, if possible.
  3. Try to cool them down as quickly as possible by sprinkling them with water or wrapping them in a damp sheet and using a fan, where one is available, to create an air current.
  4. Encourage them to drink fluids if they are conscious.
  5. Do not give them aspirin or paracetamol.

Source: Supporting vulnerable people before and during a heatwave: for care home managers and staff

You can also find a care home version of the heatstroke poster here


You might want to check out our Ultimate Heatwave Toolkit below. You will find a heatwave checklist to help you to keep your residents cool and safe. There is also a heatstroke poster to remind your staff of the symptoms, how to prevent heatstroke and the first aid they could carry out if symptoms are seen.

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